Friday, January 13, 2017

Din Tai Fung

The last day of our Christmas Break, we had lunch at Din Tai Fung in Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose, California.

At this location, if you want to sit at a table, you have to make a reservation.  Bar seating is available for walk-ups, but our server told us that you could wait several hours to be seated, so I definitely recommend making a reservation if you want to dine at Din Tai Fung.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gluten Free in Las Vegas

Over Christmas Break, we took a trip to Disneyland and Las Vegas.  This was our very first trip to Vegas, and we decided to stay at The Mirage, which is centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip.  Our room was beautiful, and I thought it was reasonably priced.  My only complaint was the smell of the casino.  I cannot stand cigarette smoke or strong scents, so I had a hard time walking through the casinos to get to restaurants and shows, but other than that, we had a great time on our Vegas trip, and would definitely go back.

One of the best parts about Las Vegas is the food.  We were excited to dine at the restaurants of several celebrity chefs that we watch on the Food Network.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Tangaroa Terrace & White Water Snacks - Disneyland Resort

After we had breakfast at Steakhouse 55, we stopped at Tangaroa Terrace, a quick service restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel.

I looked at their allergy-friendly menus for breakfast and lunch.  If they have a separate dinner menu, it should be the same as the lunch menu, because they serve the same food for lunch and dinner.

Sarris Candies Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Mini Pretzels

When we were living in Pittsburgh, before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I loved Sarris Candies chocolate covered pretzels.  I have eaten many varieties of gluten-filled and gluten free chocolate covered pretzels in my life, but Sarris is the best.

I love the taste of their milk chocolate, and each pretzel is coated in just the right amount of chocolate.  In general, I love chocolate covered pretzels, because they satisfy my craving for something salty and sweet.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gluten Free at Downtown Disney - Disneyland Resort

We spent the first five days of our Christmas Break this year at Disneyland Resort.

Four out of the five nights of our trip, we had dinner at Downtown Disney, which I accidentally kept calling Disney Springs, because of the name change at Disney World.  The restaurants we dined at were not owned and operated by Disney, so they did not have the typical allergy-friendly menus you see at quick service and table service restaurants in the theme parks.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Gluten Free at Disneyland Park

Last week, we spent five days at Disneyland Resort.  You can read my food reviews from Disney California Adventure here.

We could only go in one park per day with our tickets, and we spent three of our days at Disneyland Resort at Disneyland Park.  Our first full day, we had breakfast at Carnation Cafe on Main Street U.S.A.  You can read my review, and view Carnation Cafe's allergy-friendly menus here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gluten Free at Disney California Adventure

Last week, we spent two days at Disney California Adventure.  We did not make any advance dining reservations, but they are available for Carthay Circle Restaurant, Wine Country Trattoria, and Ariel's Grotto, the three table service restaurants in the park.

Our first day at Disney California Adventure, we decided to have lunch at Carthay Circle Lounge, which is in the same building as Carthay Circle Restaurant.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Triple Oak Bakery Gluten Free Baklava

About a week and a half before our Christmas break started, I ordered gluten free Baklava from Triple Oak Bakery on Etsy.  I first learned about Triple Oak Bakery, a 100% gluten free bakery in Virginia, from Shirley at Gluten Free Easily.

Sadly, my baklava was delivered the day after we left for our trip to Disneyland and Las Vegas, so it sat in our school's mail room for over a week.